Conservation Programmes Manager (Africa Projects)



A rare opportunity has arisen to contribute in an amazing way to the long-term conservation of critically threatened habitats and their endangered species in Africa. World Land Trust (WLT) has a vacancy for a Conservation Projects Manager to assess, manage and support our projects in Africa as part of a small, dynamic and knowledgeable team within its UK office and with WLT’s wider alliance of conservation NGOs across the world.  


With a track record of more than 30 years, WLT started with a vision for a new model of conservation and has developed its modus operandi without losing that vision, integrity and transparency.  WLT has been instrumental in the acquisition and long-term protection of millions of acres but does not direct projects from the UK. The partnership with WLT’s conservation partners is paramount and is seen to be a unique way of securing habitats in creative and innovative ways which last into the future. 


This role will be responsible for the hands-on management of the Conservation Programmes Department’s African projects in liaison with the Senior Conservation Programmes Manager and the Director of Conservation, including developing new conservation opportunities in line with WLT’s overall strategic aims.  Managing the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of specific projects, including liaising across the organisation with regards finance, campaigns and publicity, are key responsibilities. 


The successful candidate will have four or more years of work experience in the field of biodiversity conservation, ideally with knowledge and experience of international conservation, with a thorough knowledge of associated issues and methods.  The ability to build strong working relationships with a wide range of people and organisations from different countries and cultures is essential, as well as being able to work both independently on your own projects and collaboratively as part of a team.  You will be an experienced project manager, able to review and oversee grants and project agreements and budgets with a creative approach to finding solutions to challenges and an eye for new opportunities.   


As an SME employer we can offer you a welcoming work environment, with a 35-hour working week, opportunities for flexible working, 33 days’ annual leave, a pension scheme, life assurance and other benefits.  The post is full time, based in the charming market town of Halesworth in Suffolk, however we are happy to talk Flexible Working.  From day one. 

The Trust is committed to providing an inclusive and supportive working environment and we welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.  Please do talk to us if you need reasonable adjustments to enable you to carry out this role. 

Salary £31,000pa for full-time hours. Happy to talk Flexible Working 


Please refer to the application pack for the full job description, which can be found here.  Please log your application and upload your CV and covering letter, which should evidence how your skills and experience meet the job description and person specification requirements, using the button below. 

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Closing date: 0900 hrs on Thursday 17 March 2022.  It is expected that interviews will be held on Tuesday 29 March 2022.  Please note that the closing date given is a guide.  We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications. No agencies or advertisers please. 

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